42 episodes

Listen to learn how Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is bringing HOPE IN THE GOOD LIFE to our southern Nebraska neighbors!

Hope in the Good Life Podcast Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Listen to learn how Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska is bringing HOPE IN THE GOOD LIFE to our southern Nebraska neighbors!

    Episode 38 Building Up Treasure in Heaven

    Episode 38 Building Up Treasure in Heaven

    If it weren't for our volunteers, CSS would not be able to accomplish the works of mercy for so many through our various programs and services. In honor of National Volunteer Week, Mike and Aggie Gesch talk about their work as volunteers in the CSS Lincoln Food Market, and the fact that they are both inspired and humbled to help provide more Hope in the Good Life to so many.

    • 11 min
    Episode 37 Our 'e' Means So Much More

    Episode 37 Our 'e' Means So Much More

    Whenever you put an ‘e’ in front of something, it usually means ‘electronic.’ When it comes to Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska (CSS) and our e-commerce offerings, the ‘e’ could also mean evangelize, extra, and environmental. CSS Director of E-commerce Mario Racicot talks about how his work fits in with the CSS core value of Sustainability.

    • 15 min
    Episode 36: A Society Like None Other Offering Help in the Home

    Episode 36: A Society Like None Other Offering Help in the Home

    Discover the Vincentians and their collaboration with Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska (CSS) to instill Hope in the Good Life. Larry Ellerbeck, both a Vincentian and the president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society's Lincoln Chapter, shares insights into how his team engages with individuals in their homes. Collaborating with CSS, they offer assistance with utilities, rent payments, food, furniture, gas, and beds.
    To learn more about joining the Vincentians, reach out to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at contact@lincolnsvdpcouncil.org or connect with your local parish. Individuals in need can contact 402-HELP YOU (402-435-7968) for assistance.

    • 12 min
    Episode 35: CSS Office Manager Sandra sees the face of Christ in every encounter

    Episode 35: CSS Office Manager Sandra sees the face of Christ in every encounter

    Sandra’s face is the first one many of our clients see at CSS; She, in turn, sees the face of Christ in every neighbor who comes to us for help. As a point of first contact, CSS Lincoln Office Manager Sandra Svajdlenka greets our agency's clients, discerns their needs, and connects them with resources. And, in one very blessed instance, she became a Godmother, too. In this podcast, Sandra shares several powerful stories of the hope she brings to people, the hope she gets in return from those she serves, and how we can work together to inspire hope and love in every encounter.

    • 10 min
    Episode 34: Emily Villa Finds Beauty, Dignity, and Fun Serving Others as a Volunteer

    Episode 34: Emily Villa Finds Beauty, Dignity, and Fun Serving Others as a Volunteer

    How does a wife and a mother of nine kids find time to even think about volunteering and making a difference in the lives of others? Emily Villa tells us how in this uplifting and tearful witness to the power of finding beauty, dignity, and even fun in the little things that can make a big difference in the lives of others. Emily, her husband Mike, and her family will be honored at the CSS Celebration of Hope dinner on February 25 as recipients of the Heart of Christ Award. Emily tells us how she learned that when serving others, she’s also being served by God.

    • 14 min
    Episode 33 A Carole Fest of Hope for Women in our St. Gianna Program

    Episode 33 A Carole Fest of Hope for Women in our St. Gianna Program

    St. Gianna Program Manager Veronica Hotovy talks about how we all need to be surrounded by a little love in order to find hope now and in the future. That's what the St. Gianna Program (SGP) does for women escaping domestic violence. To help support that program, Carole Fest will take place on December 10th to raise funds for this vital program. Veronica tells us why it's important to support SGP and how it nurtures "Hope in the Good Life."

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Beckysuem ,

Love what CSS is doing!!

This is a great window into what CSS is doing in central Nebraska to help those in need. It inspires me to be creative in how I can serve in my own community! Looking forward to hearing many more great episodes!

FrRue ,

Amazing

Amazing and inspirational. A beautiful way to hear about the wonderful ways the Church in Southern Nebraska is fulfilling the Lord’s call to charity

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